Fidel Castro, the dictator who came the closest in history to igniting a nuclear war, made several public appearances recently to predict an imminent nuclear conflict. The cataclysm he craved in 1962 will erupt, he warned on Cuban TV, when the Israelis and their American cohorts provoke Iran in the straits of Hormuz.
You did indeed read the above account correctly. Castro, the man who co-sponsored the famous 1975 UN resolution equating Zionism with racism, is claiming the Israeli tail wags the Yankee dog. Those Yankees are certainly powerful, Castro explained, but also a bit naïve and docile. The main instigators, the ones carefully setting the trap to ignite nuclear war, are those crafty Israelis. “The control that Israel has over the United States is enormous,” he recently lamented.
Fidel Castro has excellent reason to bask in the fond memory of impending nuclear war. Waxing sentimental on his own role in the infamous Caban Missile Crisis, Castro revealed to former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in 1992: “Of course I knew the missiles were nuclear-armed. That’s precisely why I urged Khrushchev to launch them. And of course Cuba would have been utterly destroyed in the exchange.”
Castro was not alone in his longing for a nuclear conflagration. His fellow Cuban revolutionaries, Che Guevara and bother Raul Castro, also expressed the same desire for destruction:
“If the missiles had remained, we would have fired them against the very heart of the U.S., including New York. The victory of socialism is well worth millions of atomic victims.” (Che Guevara, November 1962.)
“My dream is to drop three atomic bombs on New York City.” (Raul Castro, Nov. 1960.)
The Stalinist trio raged for years afterward: “[Soviet Premier] Nikita Khrushchev, that sniveling maricon, snatched that magic button-pushing moment from our eager fingers!”
On Oct. 28 1962, Khruschev received a telegram from Castro that read: “We should deliver a nuclear first strike.”
Khrushchev’s son Sergei recalled his father’s response: “Is he [Fidel Castro] proposing that we start a nuclear war? That we launch missiles from Cuba?”
The Premier later instructed, “But that is insane…Remove [our missiles] as soon as possible. Before it’s too late. Before something terrible happens.”
So much for the gallant Kennedy-era Knights of Camelot “standing up to the Russians. And forcing their retreat during the Cuban missile crisis.” In fact, it was the Castro brothers and Che Guevara’s genocidal lust that prompted the Butcher of Budapest to get the Soviet missiles out of their reach.